Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

News Release Archive

February 12, 2016
Planting short duration cover crops can provide multiple benefits to growers who employ them in their fields. Cover crops can improve soil and water conservation efforts, organic matter input, nitrogen fixation, weed suppression and bio-fumigation, providing not only better yields but a healthier...


February 9, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is providing funds for 17 new research and demonstration projects to begin this year. The grants will aid in the advancement of sustainable agriculture while protecting Iowa’s soil and water and also help Iowa citizens increase...


January 26, 2016
AMES, Iowa—Summaries of five recently completed research projects are now available from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. The topics include: nitrogen contributions to soil, soil health in riparian buffers, sustainability through soil health practices,...


January 13, 2016
AMES, Iowa—The new annual report from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for fiscal year 2015 offers  a “tree-centric” review of events, grants, and people as well as news of some trimming and growth.  Just as the Leopold Center has done since its humble...


January 11, 2016
AMES, Iowa – The 31st annual Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association conference will be held Jan. 28-29 in Ankeny, Iowa. The conference will include a trade show, presentations by industry leaders and roundtable discussions designed to educate growers on a wide variety of topics.


January 7, 2016
There is still time to register for the 2016 Iowa Forage and Grasslands Council annual conference.  This year’s event features many producer speakers sharing their grazing management experiences.  This mix of invited grazing specialists and producer speakers makes this year’s...


January 4, 2016
A well-known farming couple from northeast Iowa has been chosen to receive the 2015 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. Tom and Irene Frantzen of New Hampton have devoted their life to ensuring their farm operation is both productive and sustainable.